Updates from the Independent Advisory Panel on tobacco product flavors
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School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Publication date: 2022-07-05
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2022;8(Supplement):A28
According to TPD, member States shall prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products (cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco) with a characterizing flavor. For the determination of a characterizing flavor, Member States and the Commission may consult an Independent Advisory Panel (IAP). The tasks of IAP are: that IAP shall provide opinions as to whether test products have a characterizing flavor, and to further specify and update the methodology for the technical assessment of products as set out in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786. In addition, the Commission may consult the panel on other matters relating to the assessment of characterizing flavors. IAP is assisted for the tests from a Technical Group. IAP has established a methodology for the determination of a characterizing flavor in tobacco products. Since the publication of this methodology, IAP evaluated the products that have the suspicion of having characterizing flavors and delivers its opinion on these products.